Wow! Thank you for the good news. I had forgotten about my posting. It has been nearly a year since I posted the request.Well-long story short, I am planning to visit Sighisoara, Soard, Sacel and Vanatori late this summer. I finally made contact with a distant cousin who now lives in Detroit. His last name is Campean and his great-grandmother was my grandfather's sister Ana Capatina. His father, Gheorghe, was visiting him from Sighisoara, and we were all able to meet.Gheorghe's mother is my father's first cousin.So we met face to face last September and learned about the village and each other. It was a great experience.
My grandfather kept a few close friends and I found out that they were from the village or nearby. He was close to Avram Anghel and Nick Kelemen from the village. I hired a researcher to photograph the orthodox cemetary and graves. I saw all the family names except for Dinescu and Tescula. My grandfather had a first cousin who went by John Dan here in Wierton, WVa. His step daughter told me that his real name was Dinescu. But I did not see any pictures of tombstones with the name Dinescu. There are several with the name Dan so I supect the stepdaughter is incorrect.
The Socaciu name appears to have died out in the village. The last Socaciu ,Ioan, died in 2008. He was a first cousin to my father. He left one child, Marioara Murzea, and his widow, Olivia. Marioara and her family live in Brasov. Olivia is in her late 70's and she still lives in Soard. Please let me know what your mother finds out too.It was wonderful to hear from someone who shares the heritage.
Your mother probably knew Gheorghe, his sister Mariana- married to Liviu Mosura, and his brother Traian. Mariana and Traian spend the summers in Soard. She may have known Marioara along with the Cadaru family of Sacel. My name is Ted Sockaci and if you wish you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you so much for contacting me. It made my day. Ted.